Fast-Growing, Flowering Tree of tropical characteristics
that is anything but common.
In China some believe that the Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) will calm the mind and spirit. Step out to your yard, relax and this unique and appealing deciduous tree will confirm that. Often grown as an ornamental for its unique and beautiful features, the Mimosa generally grows 20-25 feet in height. Also called a Silk Tree or Persian Silk Tree, it will provide you with a rounded, expansive crown for shade within only 3-5 years.
Its one-of-a-kind leaf structure and year-round floral display ensure that your Mimosa will be a valued aspect of your landscape in any season.
It’s difficult to know what part of this tree is most appealing. The leaves are unique, consisting of long, fern-like strands of 20-30 pairs of oblong leaflets.
At night, or when it rains, your Mimosa will put on a miraculous demonstration that lives up to its Persian name Shabkhosb (meaning “night sleeper”), as they bow gracefully downward.
Your Mimosa’s flowers will further delight the senses all summer long as the 2-inch pom-pom-like clusters of silken threads seem to float among the leaves. Hummingbirds and butterflies are irresistibly drawn to their succulent scent. Some people think they smell like nutmeg. The flat, brown seed pods that later form will further provide food for wildlife.
The Mimosa is a fast-growing, unique and beautiful landscape tree that will grow in almost any conditions.
You can’t go wrong with the Mimosa Tree for with its fast-growing nature and year-round appeal.
*Hardy for most soil types
|Mature Height||20 - 35 feet|
|Mature Spread||25 - 30 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Light Pink, Thread Like|